|Living in Puerto Vallarta Mexico|
For many the thought of living in - or even near - a major tourist resort is about as appealing as a buying a condo in Disneyland. But here in Vallarta, the incredible natural beauty, combined with a small town atmosphere and the inherent warmth and friendliness of the local people, attracts foreign residents who enjoy the good life.
With a colorful blend of the old and the new, the Banderas Bay region offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms. Fine dining restaurants, art galleries, upscale shopping centers, internet cafes and nightclubs peacefully coexist alongside taco stands, street-side vendors and open air markets selling Mexican handcrafts, and strolling Mariachi bands.
But much of Puerto Vallarta's magic is in the hearts of her people. Often described as "one big, happy family," Vallartenses are known for their hospitality and for going out of their way to welcome foreign residents. And, since the Mexican people are extremely tolerant of different lifestyles, international residents and Mexican locals can live side-by-side in harmony - provided that the expatriate can learn to be creative and adaptable.
Puerto Vallarta is an unhurried refuge for people seeking more than just a beautiful beach. Those of us who choose to live here embrace the challenge of learning patience and understanding. Taking the time to "stop and smell the roses" along the road to becoming bicultural gives us the opportunity to grow - and to enjoy a more relaxed way of life.
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Mexico's Climate Makes it a Great Place to Retire
Since climate and weather are a hugely important considerations for retirees, the editors at International Living have identified five retirement destinations around the world where the climate offers just-right comfort - and Mexico was among the top five countries.
What a Drag Raises $1,327,486 for Banderas Bay Shelter
Last Sunday, seven of the bravest straight men in Puerto Vallarta 'came out' at Teatro Vallarta to raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence. When all was said and done, What A Drag 天津彩票官方开奖 was a rip-roaring success, raising $1,327,486 pesos for the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.
ConComics Puerto Vallarta 天津彩票官方开奖 at Los Mangos Library
On March 14 and 15 from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, Centro Cultural Biblioteca Los Mangos will host ConComics Puerto Vallarta 天津彩票官方开奖, a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention similar to Comic-Con events in the United States, but on a smaller scale.
Puerto Vallarta Symphonic Orchestra Spring Concerts
Don't miss the Vallarta Symphonic Orchestra's Spring Concerts on March 22 at the American School in Marina Vallarta and March 23 at Salon Paraiso in Nuevo Vallarta. Both concerts start at 7:00 pm, and include a variety of music that will entertain everyone.
Year-Round Aquatic Adventures in Vallarta - Nayarit
For those in search of aquatic adventure in an idyllic beachside local, there's no better destination than the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region, which skirts the deep sapphire-and-turquoise waters of Banderas Bay on Mexico's Pacific Coast.
This Month's PV Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Villa Magna 267, Nuevo Vallarta
Located in Villa Magna, one of the greatest beachfront developments in Nuevo Vallarta, this beautiful 2-Bedroom + Den, 3 Bath, fully-furnished, condominium boasts an open layout and panoramic ocean views. This Pet Friendly condo also comes with assigned parking and affordable HOA fees.
Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours: Raicilla in El Tuito
Known as 'Mexican Moonshine,' Raicilla, has a shadowy history of being illegally produced in remote backwoods areas. Production is now legal, and my friend Miguel has been producing his artisan raicilla for about seven years on his property in El Tuito.
Murphy's Irish Pub Hosts Pre-St. Patrick's Day Parties
Murphy's Irish Pub will be hosting two Pre-Saint Patrick's Day events to help raise money for Puerto Vallarta charitable causes. The fun starts on March 11 with an Irish feast to benefit the Jay Sadler Project, followed by the 天津彩票官方开奖 Vallarta Celtfest on March 14.
Tropical Terrace Flowers that Thrive in Puerto Vallarta
If you own a condominium in Puerto Vallarta, the terrace will probably be one of the areas in which you spend the greatest amount of time. The experts at Tropicasa Realty tell us about tropical plants that will transform your balcony into your own personal Eden.
PuRR Project Puerto Vallarta March News and Events
PuRR Project, Puerto Vallarta's non-profit, no-kill feline shelter, has planned some Purr-fectly wonderful events for the end of their fundraising season, which continues this month with Shelter Tours and Kitty BINGO, and ends in April with the Spring Garage Sale.